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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Alper joins list of those who seek appeals seat (access required)

Arlington Circuit Judge Joanne F. Alper is one of five candidates the House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees will interview on Feb. 4 for the Virginia Court of Appeals vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Jean Harrison Clements. ...

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Measures would set term limits for Chief (access required)

Several bills before the 2009 General Assembly would trim the power of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Two measures – one in the House of Delegates and one in the Senate – would set term limits on the ...

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Tort – Defamation – Sewer Line Protest (access required)

An advocate for a sewer line district in Chesterfield County cannot sue other county residents for defamation for their statements in letters objecting to the proposal that plaintiff advocate was employed by “developers,” sought to “ram an unwanted and unneeded ...

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Domestic Relations – Child Support Collection – Private Company (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court declines to reconsider its earlier ruling that the commonwealth can sue a private child support collection agency that allegedly has been conducting illegal collection practices, except for a claim for damages for parents or children allegedly ...

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Receiver is winding up Conrad’s practice (access required)

The attorney appointed to wind up the practice of disbarred lawyer Stephen T. Conrad says he soon will submit a proposal for distributing the assets of the law office. Richard S. Mendelson, the receiver for Conrad’s Woodbridge law practice, said ...

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Corporate – Derivative Action – Written Demand (access required)

A Richmond Circuit Court sustains a demurrer to the shareholder derivative suit filed by one of two brothers who operate a closely held family corporation called Greendale Railing Company because, among other reasons, plaintiff has failed to allege a prior ...

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Real Estate – Contract – Fraud – Warranty Of Title (access required)

A defendant in this suit by plaintiff Bear Ridge Developers alleging it was deprived of 875 square feet of its commercial condominium due to improper placement of a wall between two condo units, may sue the third-party defendant bank for ...

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Is ‘binding mediation’ a new solution? (access required)

No dispute resolution procedure is perfect. Litigation is expensive, protracted, public and risky. Arbitration has become essentially a private litigation with most of its attendant ills, and, even when conducted closer to its original, relatively-streamlined procedures, it is still expensive ...

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E-Verify rule shelved until at least May (access required)

The federal government has again delayed implementation of a rule requiring all companies working on federal contracts to electronically check the legal working status of their employees through the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify system. The rule was originally set ...

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